Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Construction project begins to separate Lakefront Trail

    CHICAGO — Construction begins Monday to create separate bike and pedestrian paths on the Lakefront Trail. The project is designed to reduce congestion in busy areas. Crews have begun tearing up the pavement from Fullerton to North Avenue and from Oak Street to Ohio. Once complete in 2018, all 18 miles of the Lakefront Trail will have separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians. More information about detours are available on the Chicago Park District website.

  • Cook County sheriff says half of county jail’s population should not be there

    CHICAGO — The Cook County Jail has about 7,500 prisoners.  Sheriff Tom Dart tells ’60 minutes,’ too many inmates are there for the wrong reason. Dart talked to 60 minutes about his efforts to reform the jail and his unconventional ways of running it. Dart says, many inmates at the jail are poor or mentally ill.  He is promoting a mental health program that gives them access to group therapy, doctor visits and medication. Dart says, breaking the cycle of […]

  • Worldwide cyber-attack could spark trouble into the work week

    CHICAGO — The largest cyber attack in history is expected to continue today. Companies worldwide are bracing for even more fallout from the attack as their workers head back to the office. The massive ransomware attacks that started late Friday have locked people out of their computers and demanded hundreds of dollars from the users before they could regain control. The attacks exploit a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows that is particularly problematic for corporations that don’t automatically update […]

  • President Trump contradicts initial White House statements about Comey firing

    CHICAGO — Local congressional leaders are weighing in on the firing of FBI director James Comey. “I’m afraid many of our citizens have lost confidence in our government and what makes democracy work,” said 7th District Rep. Danny Davis. They echoed what other democrats are saying; special council should continue the Russia investigation. “These are dramatic charges and we need to look carefully into every single one of them,” said 9th Dist. Democrat, Rep. Jan Schakowsky. This follows an interview […]

  • Judge denies bond for teen charged in police-involved shooting

    CHICAGO — An alleged gang member appeared in bond court today in connection with the shooting of two Chicago police officers last week. Angel Gomez, 18, is charged with two counts of attempted murder. The judge denied bond, saying Gomez is a threat to the community. Police say he was driving a minivan that was being followed by plain-clothes police in an unmarked van. They say Gomez and the others in the van were involved in another shooting earlier that […]

  • Homicide investigation in Hinsdale after 50-year-old woman found dead

    HINSDALE, Ill — Police say they have several leads after a woman was found dead in her home in Hinsdale. A relative found Andrea Urban, 50, unresponsive Thursday afternoon. So far, no arrests have been made. Urban was a single mother of two children, including a son in high school. Police are not saying how she died, but they are calling it a homicide. At a news conference, Hinsdale Police Chief Kevin Simpson did not not say if there were signs of a […]

  • Crime stats show number of Chicago shootings down for month of April

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s monthly violent crime numbers are out, and the police department says it is making progress in the right direction. The month of April saw a modest decline in the number of Chicago shootings and shooting victims. This is the second straight month with a downward trend in gun violence in the city. In April, the city saw 247 shooting incidents, producing 45 murders and 308 shooting victims. For the year to date, shootings are down nearly 13 […]

  • Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett was sentenced Friday to 4.5 years in prison on federal corruption charges. Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty two years ago to wire fraud. It was part of a plea deal reached with prosecutors. She admitted to steering more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to her former employer, Supes Academy, in exchange for kickbacks. Byrd Bennett’s attorneys had asked the judge for a 3.5-year prison sentence while prosecutors wanted her to serve 7.5 years. […]

  • Rosemont hit-and-run turns into a crash, arrest and a search

    ROSEMONT, Ill. —  What started as a hit-and-run on the Tri-State ended in a crash, one arrest and a brief search. A driver hit a state trooper’s squad car then tried to get away on the northbound Balmoral exit in Rosemont. The car crashed in its attempt to get away. Police were able to take one person from the car into custody but the other occupant got out and ran. Police found a gun in the car. The search is ongoing […]

  • Man shot to death on CTA Red Line platform

    CHICAGO —  A man was shot to death on the CTA’s Garfield Red Line platform overnight, when he got into an argument with another man. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday. After investigations, police gathered that the two men were engaged in a verbal altercation and were asked to leave by CTA personnel. They complied, but the altercation continued outside the doors of the station vestibule. According to surveillance footage reviewed by the police, the offender than produced a handgun and […]